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Mike Stemple

Advisor Greater Denver Area, US

Ideator @, award winning mentor & Director-Emeritus @ & Techstars, artist @, athlete, & proud veteran.

Ideator @, award winning mentor & Director-Emeritus @ & Techstars, artist @, athlete, & proud veteran.

11 vouches

Involved In


Stemple Studios
Bonsai Networks
Fob Foundry
Ghost Gear
Odojo Inc.
Original Wraps


Cloud Elements
Street Cred
Colorado Governors Council for Physical Fitness
Founder Institute
Colorado Governors Council for Physical Fitness


Founder Inspirer January 2010 - present
Founder Stemple Studios January 2013 - present
Mentor Techstars July 2015 - present
Mentor - Director-Emeritus Founder Institute July 2010 - present
Founder Bonsai Networks July 2014 - December 2014
Founder Fob Foundry January 2014 - December 2014
Founder Ghost Gear May 2013 - January 2014
Founder Mosoro January 2010 - January 2013
Governor Appointee/Board Member Colorado Governors Council for Physical Fitness October 2009 - December 2011
Founder Odojo Inc. January 2009 - July 2010
Founder Original Wraps July 2006 - July 2007
Founder SkinIt October 2004 - January 2007
Founder nReach 2002 - 2004
Founder IQ3G 1999 - 2001
Combat Medic US Army 1988 - 2000


US Army Medical Corps Combat Medic 1988 - 1990
Metropolitan State University of Denver Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Media
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have built built over 20 companies that have grown to be worth $100+ million. I am considered an expert at ideation, innovation, startups, and brand creation, I spend my day's now at my company, Inspirer, helping other aspiring entrepreneurs and founders build the company of their dreams. I am a Colorado native, a sponsored athlete, a mentor & Director-Emeritus at The Founders Institute & Techstars, a past governor appointee to The CO Governors Council for Physical Fitness, and a proud veteran of the US Army.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I have done it 20 times, and will probably do it 20 more. I have PROVEN success & experience (checkout out my Linkedin profile). I believe I can help you and am willing to give you all that I know, the secrets, the cheatsheets, the how-tos, all of it. All I ask is that you have the COURAGE to begin, that you are open to being INSPIRED, and that you BELIEVE that you are worthy and capable of joining me on this extraordinary journey of building your own amazing startup. I will do my part, now it is up to you.

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Brad Brown
We worked together
Mike has some of the best clarity of anyone I've ever met. He's made 100s of millionaires!
Mark Geene
We worked together
Mike has successfully started more than 10 companies. He is brilliant and has been an advisor to my company since we've started.
Jim Franklin
We worked together
Mike is the epitome of a serial entrepreneur. He has started a dozen or so companies and has the full stack of skills to be a solo founder. ... I've worked with Mike to teach the Founder Institute curriculum for the last four years. He has been a reliable friend through the book and bust cycles of entrepreneurship.
Chris Franks
We worked together
Mike IS a great entrepreneur. He has forgotten more about startups than the majority of us startup people will ever learn. With companies l ... ike SkinIt and Mosoro under his belt, he has earned his stripes. But what makes Mike different is his willingness to give his time, ideas and advice for any aspiring (or seasoned) entrepreneur looking for a fresh take on their business.
Blake Fayling
We worked together
Mike is a proven Startup superstar. Very few have achieved his level of entrepreneurial success, multiple times over. Mike has a unique bl ... end of technical and creative abilities, which serve extremely well in the fast pace startup world. Capable of providing strategic vision as well as tactical execution, Mike is as talented a professional as they come.
They're my friends
Mike has shown he can do it over and over. Inspiring guy!
Brad Brown
We worked together  •  Inventor/Founder/CEO/Startup CTO, InteliVideo and Founder, BDB Software LLC.
Mike is one of the most inspirational people I've ever known. If you need ideas, he's your man. If you need UI design thoughts, he's your ... man. Now that I think about it, if you need any sort of help, he's your man!
Mark Geene
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, Cloud Elements. Previously CEO, Channelinsight.
Mike has a continuous stream of ideas that he has developed into successful products and companies. He has a proven track record and is one ... of the best innovators I've ever known.
Brent Cutcliffe
EVP - Client Services, Qwinix Technologies. Previously Business Development, FutureDash Corporation.
Mike is a visionary entrepreneur with a number of successful startups. He is a great communicator and has a creative view of problems/solut ... ions.
Jim Franklin
We worked together  •  Board Member, Cloud Elements and Board Member, TapInfluence.
Mike is an idea machine. He is not only a proven serial Entreprenuer but he has a methodology to make innovation a repeatable process. When ... I'm looking to do my next thing, Mike is on my short list of people to call. Mike is also a world-class communicator. His keynote speech about his personal story is one of the best I have ever heard.
James Hathorn
We worked together  •  Co-Founder / CEO of ColoWrap - medical device start-up making colonoscopies quicker, easier, and more effective. Duke Grad.
When I first met Mike, over 4 years ago, he outlined a vision to me (of the forthcoming development of mobile-hardware app ecosystem) that h ... as unfolded in a manner essentially identical to his forecast. His intuition and commitment to innovation is in a class of its own.

Jim Franklin
Board Member, Cloud Elements and Board Member, TapInfluence.
There are few people that have the right combination of intelligence, leadership ability, and energy to be able to take a young idea and gro ... w it it something important. Jim is one of these people. Not only is his knowledge and talents perfect for creating high growth companies, Jim is also an inspirer; to his team, his mentee's, his community, and luckily, to me. Jim is a true Professional Entrepreneur.

Denise Hulce
Vice President of Sales & Business Development, SendGrid.
I got to know Denise when she became a mentor for Founder Institute. Wow! There are people you meet who you wish you could have on your team ... , and Denise is my dream Sales lead. She knows a TON about startups, sales, SaaS, and overall strategy. I hope one day she makes the leap to building out her own ideas as I am sure they are outstanding as well.

Rodney Rice
We worked together  •  Founder / CEO, Blue Yonder Labs, Co-founder / Co-CEO (formerly, Boards - BEF, Healthcare Bluebook, Qualvu
Rodney and I do not always see eye-to-eye but he is in my top 10 smartest people I have ever met. As a mentor/investor he pushed me well bey ... ond my comfort level. At the time it sucked but in retrospect I am grateful for his time and mind on my venture. I learned a lot from him and anyone would be lucky to have him involved in their venture.

Nina Parr
They're my current cofounder  •  Advisor at Inspirer and Leadership Board Member at CWEE
Nina and I first met when she was a student of mine but quickly the student became my teacher. She is a awesome marketeer and personal brand ... ing expert and has impressed me so much I made her a co-founder. Nina is a great advisor as she embodies the best qualities an advisor needs; intelligence, ability to listen, insight, and a willingness to help others.